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Read more about: The Romany Eveleigh gift for students of the arts

The Romany Eveleigh gift for students of the arts

November 30th, 2022

Dawson students received an early holiday gift this week: a $50,000 donation to seed awards, scholarships and grants for students in the arts. Details of the first award, honouring the late filmmaker and Dawson Cinema | Communication’s alumni Jeff Barnaby, will be published in the new year. Open to all Arts, Literature and Communication students…

Read more about: Nomination deadline for Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal is Dec. 8

Nomination deadline for Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal is Dec. 8

November 30th, 2022

The purpose of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal is to recognize the involvement, determination and constant striving of Quebecers who have a positive influence in their community or the Québec nation. Dawson College can recommend up to two students. Faculty and staff members can nominate students to the Awards Office until 4 p.m. December 8. A selection…

Celebrating Dawson’s Fall Awards recipients

November 30th, 2022

Meet Dawson’s Fall 2022 Awards recipients! They are all current students at Dawson in a wide range of programs. These students are distinguished by involvement in the Dawson community, giving back or academic excellence and perseverance. Congratulations to our students and many thanks to all the donors and staff who make these awards possible.

At the celebration held on Nov. 24, we marked the 40th anniversary of the Anne-Marie Howlett Memorial Award, the inauguration of the Harry Fainsilber Memorial Award, given in memory of a beloved Dawson Mathematics teacher, and the return of the Dawson Teachers’ Union Polytechnique Memorial Scholarship.

Click Read More to see all the recipients of our Fall 2022 Awards.

Do you know any outstanding students?

October 5th, 2022


The Awards Office is accepting nominations for the following awards:

David Oliver Award – 1 recipient of $500

​​This award is offered by the Association of Dawson Professionals in memory of David Oliver. David was a beloved member of the Student Services staff who died at a young age and is fondly remembered by his colleagues and the students whose lives he touched. The award is given to a second- or third-year student in good academic standing, who shows great promise in leadership, and who best exemplifies a sense of responsibility and integrity within student activities. Dawson College faculty or staff members can nominate students for this award.

Harry Fainsilber Memorial Award – 1 recipient of $500

This award was established by the Fainsilber family in memory of the late Harry Fainsilber, a beloved Mathematics teacher at Dawson. ​The Harry Fainsilber Memorial Award is given to a second-year female student who, during her first year, has demonstrated perseverance and determination in the field of Mathematics. Faculty of the Mathematics Department can nominate students for this award.

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Applications are now open for 2023 Loran Scholars

September 21st, 2022

Looking for students who demonstrate strength of character, commitment to service, and leadership potential. The search for the 2023 cohort of Loran Scholars is on and applications are open.

They are looking for applications from students who challenge the status quo, who are insatiably curious, and who want to contribute to a brighter tomorrow —students who are forging their own paths with integrity, courage, and compassion.

There are upcoming webinars in English and French for educators, youth supporters and students in September and October. Space is limited so register soon.

Dawson last had a Loran scholar in 2020: Margaux Roncière (Class of  2020, Science- Pure and Applied). Read a feature here.

Click Read More for more info and how to apply.

Remembering Sept. 13, 2006

September 7th, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 13 will mark 16 years since the terrible day when first-year student Anastasia de Sousa was lost and other members of the Dawson community were wounded.

It could be a time to experience the tranquility of the Peace Garden, which was created by the Dawson community as part of the healing process.

Other legacies from the community response include the Peace Centre, which will be hosting Peace Week Sept. 13-21, and the Sustainability Office, which leads sustainability efforts to promote well-being for all.

Every year, the College and the Dawson College Foundation honour the memory of Anastasia with the awarding of the Anastasia de Sousa Memorial Award at graduation.

To read about last year’s recipient:

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Meet the awards recipients of Winter 2022

August 24th, 2022

In case you missed it: over 60 Dawson students were recognized for their hard work, perseverance and personal qualities.

Dawson College would like to thank the teachers and staff who have supported students throughout the last challenging academic year.  We are also grateful to our generous donors and friends who make these awards possible.

To see all the award recipients, click read more.

If you would like to participate in one of our Awards Selection Committees, please sign up here:

Support from AccessAbility Centre and caring community leads Anastasia De Sousa recipient to McGill

June 1st, 2022

Kenza Bennani struggled at school since she was a kid. She thought it was because she didn’t like school.

“When I was 13, I was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia,” she said in an interview with Dawson’s Communications Office. “Suddenly, everything made sense and I was able to get better support in school. I had tutors and specialists helping me all throughout high school.”

Click Read More for the homepage news story about this year's recipient of the Anastasia De Sousa Memorial Award.

“True leader” and Social Service grad to receive Paul Gallagher Award

June 1st, 2022

Winning the Paul Gallagher Award is a validation for the hard work that Ken'Nikahontehsa Norton-Montour has done over the last three years.

In her nomination letter, teacher Vanessa Robillard said that Ken'Nikahontehsa “has shown a consistent commitment to persevere and excel in any circumstance and strikes the balance between academic and personal responsibilities. Not only is Ken’Nikahontehsa dedicated to her studies, but has actively contributed to College life.”

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Hats off to Mech Tech student Erica Dubois and Computer Science student Kausar Mussa!

June 1st, 2022

Always being the different one. Having to adjust to other ways of thinking. Working with people who hold misogynistic attitudes. These are just a few things that are still experienced by women in male-dominated fields of study and work.

The Chapeau, les filles! (Hats Off to You) awards are given to women in Quebec to encourage and support those who choose to study in these fields and persevere. This year, two Dawson students have won at the provincial level: Erica Dubois in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Kausar Mussa in Computer Science Technology.

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